Poetry. "In SUGAR ZONE Mary Mackey takes you on a fascinating journey to the interior, somewhere between Saint Theresa's Inner Castle and the thicket of Eros—but also a place of desperate actuality, even if it is 'on the other side of the world.' Mackey joins other visionary poets of dépaysement—Henri Michaux in Asia, John Ash in Anatolia, Sharon Doubiago in Peru, Lorca in Manhattan. But Mackey really seems to recover a lost part of herself in the edgy lyricism of the tropics, haunted by fado, forró, and death. Please read 'Cold Snap'; who but Mackey could have written it? SUGAR ZONE authoritatively creates a language and a culture; but the lines are tense with the vulnerability of lovers, strangers, and travelers with no ticket home."—Dennis Nurkse
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Mary Mackey, New York Times best-selling author, became a poet by running high fevers, tramping through tropical jungles, being caught in volcanic eruptions, swarmed by army ants, threatened by poisonous snakes, and reading. She is the author of 14 novels and 8 collections of poetry including THE JAGUARS THAT PROWL OUR DREAMS, winner of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award for the best book published by a small press.